Little Red Riding Hood Analysis Essay

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“Little Red Riding Hood” Analysis

“Little Red Riding Hood” Analysis

I am going to describe the theme of Little Red Riding Hood, and describe the elements I found to contribute to the theme, how those elements affect the narrative theme. The elements that I am going to use in this paper are the narrative point of view, plot and symbolism. The point of view of is described in our text as is third-person objective, which the narrator takes a detached approach to the characters and action increasing the dramatic effect of the story (Clugston, R. W. 2010). “Plot tells what happens to the characters in a story. A plot is built around a series of events that take place within a definite period. No rules exist for the order in which the
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This good woman had a little red riding hood made for her. It suited the girl so extremely well that everybody called her Little Red Riding Hood” (Clungston, 2010).
Plot according to our text is defined as “A dynamic element in fiction, a sequence of interrelated, conflicting actions and events that typically build to a climax and bring about a resolution. (Clungston, R. W. 2010 Chapter 5)”. “A unified plot has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That is, an author leads us from somewhere (a character with a problem), through somewhere (the character facing the problem), to somewhere (the character overcoming or being overcome by the problem). In literary terms, we speak of a story having an exposition, a rising action, a climax, and a denouement, or outcome. The exposition gives the background and situation of the story. The rising action builds upon the given material. It creates suspense, or a reader's desire to find out what happens next. The climax is the highest point of interest. The denouement ends the story (Summers, Hollis 2012).” In “Little Red Riding Hood” she starts the story off with describing little red riding hood as an extremely attractive woman who is asked by her mother to take some cake and a pot of butter to her sick grandmother. She describes red riding hoods trip to her grandmother’s house, where she met a wolf, whom was very hungry, “As she was going through the wood, she met with a wolf, who had a very great mind to
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